From the Jamaican port, the San Juan Bautista headed west-northwest. After weeks of travel and within miles of its destination, in the early hours of the morning with a heavy fog lingering beneath the dark rain clouds, the thunder of a cannon was heard. Two English warships fired upon a stagnant Spanish galleon. Under normal […]
About Kinfolk Detective
K I Knight
As a professional Genealogist and researcher the author believes, "If you CAN prove it, it's Genealogy, if you CAN'T, it's Mythology!" A statement that is frequently made among those who search the records of history looking for that all important clue. But, when a story appeared through the ashes of history that she couldn't shake she made the choice to write a Novel, the story, was too important.
Holding true to her background as a genealogist she based all the characters, scenes and locations on the historically documented evidence she discovered on her seven year journey.
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How do we begin to understand our true history? The answers lay somewhere within our most troubled past. From America’s birth, much of our history was shrouded by lies and deceit and told and re-told by those in control with the power to meld a falsity to benefit their cause. How do I know this? […]
On May 18th, 2019 “Unveiled – The Twenty & Odd” will be released! This work will leave the world scratching its head, wondering where the current narrative regarding the first Africans came from. “Unveiled – The Twenty & Odd” will correct the narrative surrounding their landing, their numbers, and the events which effected their status. […]
To Commemorate the 399th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First Africans in English America, a portion of the chronology from UNVEILED, The Twenty & Odd is being released. Chronology of the 1619 Africans From : UNVEILED – The Twenty & Odd Documenting the First Africans in England’s America 1619-1625 and Beyond By: K. I. […]
One of the Wonders of Africa… the Black Rocks at Pungo are a series of mystical rock formations standing 350 feet (107 meters) high above Angola’s African Savanna. Believed to be the location of the Kingdom of Ndongo in 1618-1619 when the kingdom was raided by the Portuguese contracted Imbangala. The survivors, stripped of their […]
ANTHONY/ANTONIO One of the most documented early Africans to arrive in Virginia was Anthony/Antonio. Records show Anthony/Antonio arrived in Virginia on the ship ‘James’ from England in 1621. Was he one of the first “twenty and odd” sold on the shores of the James River in August of 1619? The short answer is NO. However, […]
Free Africans living in Northampton County in 1660’s are listed in the Northampton County Virginia Tithables 1662-1677 as Heads of their own Household: Bastian Cane and his wife Grace. Emanuel Driggers Bashaw Ferdinando and his wife Susan, and Hannah Carter. King Tony and his wife Sarah. John Francisco and Christian Francisco. William Harman and his […]
Emanuel Cambow (Cumbo), “a free African,” was granted 50 acres in James City County, Virginia before 18 April 1667. There are very few Africans who had the ability to manuever through the English judicial system to earn their freedom, much less hold title to their own land. Emmanuel Cambow/Cumbo was one of them. Like others […]
In the beginning, I didn’t understand where the desire came. I just knew it was there. The desire quickly became a passion and consequently an addiction. Nine years ago, looking for my husband’s ancestors, I came across a woman whose allure was irresistible. As a genealogist, I find many significant people with vital stories throughout […]
A political storm surrounding the African cargo pirated from the underbelly of the San Juan Bautista by two English corsairs in 1619 lends to Virginia becoming America’s first colony. JOIN THE JOURNEY as 1619 GENEALOGY names the first “twenty and odd” Africans to arrive in the small English settlement of Virginia.